The Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 is an environmentally friendly tire. The Eagle NCT 5 benefits from the latest development and manufacturing techniques to optimize use of energy and resources. The newly developed silica based tread compound reduces the amount of energy to make the tire roll. This allows a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 5% versus its predecessor, resulting in a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
Goodyear's EMT (Extended Mobility Tire) / ROF(RunOnFlat) tyre technology permits the motorist to drive up to 50 miles at speeds up to 50 MPH on a totally deflated tyre, thereby consigning the misery of being stuck on the hard shoulder of a motorway with a flat tyre to the past. Significantly EMT tyres also help avoid accidents should sudden deflation occur. EMT tyres need no special wheels although the use of a low pressure monitoring system (although not essential) is recommended. There is no complicated mounting procedure required to fit the tyres, which can be fitted using standard tyre fitting machines.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Goodyear EAGLE NCT 5 Asymmetric ROF tyre review
Average based on 6 test results
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13.12.2012fromDavid So far so good, no snow so far, better than the Bridgstone tyres that were on originally.
16.10.2010fromVladimir Tyre tears on inside wall for 3 sets l have had now and tread available is about 3.5mm
03.01.2010fromPaul Gannon I am looking for the same type for the back 265/40 R18